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Offline WOLFY

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Electrics failure
« on: May 09, 2019, 09:16:12 AM »
Hi all
Was out on the XR the weekend when the bike just cut out on the motorway, lost all electrics.
I was able to get to the hard shoulder luckily and turned the ignition off then on again and it started okay.
Got it booked in to BMW now but was wondering if anyone else had experienced this also?
Also the cruise control isn't working.
Thanks

Offline Winger

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 10:59:25 AM »
Do you have aftermarket levers cuz if you do it’s the lever on the trip switch underneath.

There’s is a thread somewhere with photos.

Offline WOLFY

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 11:56:49 AM »
Standard levers, I've read somewhere about a ring antennae.

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 12:30:20 PM »
Just before you spend your hard-earned money do a quick check on the battery terminals if you have not done so already  :028:
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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 01:18:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by WOLFY [+]
Standard levers, I've read somewhere about a ring antennae.

On the the K series and some GS’s but never heard anyone mention such on the X/R but there’s always a first and certainly do what Gaz said,the electrical glitch could include the QS but just have a quick look underneath the lever to make sure the spring arm hasn’t got the other side of the casting.

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 01:10:19 AM »
Ignition switches are known to be a bit iffy...

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 10:23:48 AM »
If the bike lost all electrics it won't be the cruise control or ring antenna (which is what tells the ECU the correct code key is in the ignition and allows the engine to start).

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 07:51:34 PM »
Just taken it into BMW, they say the bike checks out ok and that the battery might just need charging??
Thoughts?

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Re: Electrics failure
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 08:04:31 PM »
Cheapest place to start ! But not another bm battery, lots better ones to choose from.
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